| May 31, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense.
Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:13 PM
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, is joining with healthcare insurer Humana Inc to trim the cost of healthy foods for some customers.
More than 1 million members of Humana's healthy rewards program will get a 5 percent credit...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As supermarkets try to figure out how to cut down on waste and experiment with alternative forms of energy, Kroger Co. says it's doing both simultaneously by turning landfill-bound organic matter into electricity that powers its stores, The Times'...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Kroger Co., the Cincinnati-based grocery giant that owns chains such as Ralphs and Food 4 Less, is heading for Wal-Mart territory with its $2.5-billion purchase of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.
Taking over the Matthews, N.C., company and its 212...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Ralph’s owner Kroger Co. and Sara Lee parent Grupo Bimbo are all said to be in the running to buy up assets from liquidating Twinkies maker Hostess, according to a report this week.
The companies, along with Midwest baked...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:19 AM
The Kroger Co. will buy Harris Teeter in a $2.5 billion deal, the company announced Tuesday.
Both grocery chains have a presence in Hampton Roads. Right now, Kroger executives are not saying exactly how the merger will change either grocery brand.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Kroger Co. announced a definitive merger with Harris Teeter Tuesday.
Under the agreement Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash.
Both grocery chains have a presence in the Hampton Roads region. ...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Murray’s Cheese, Greenwich Village’s cathedral to the possibilities of milk, is coming to Southern California this fall, opening “stores-within-stores” at some Ralphs grocery locations.
The first is set to open in early October...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:55 AM
The Kroger Co. announced the company will discontinue the sale of sprouts due to its potential food safety risk.
The company announced last Friday they will cease the deliveries of sprouts to Kroger distribution centers and stores on Monday, Oct. 22....
| Mar 28, 2012
Americans enjoy the cheapest food supply in the world, spending the smallest share of their income on groceries of any country.
But as activist groups continue to pull back the curtain on the techniques that make this cheap food possible, Americans are...
| Feb 17, 2011
The chips are falling into place for Homeboy Industries.
The hottest-selling snack item at 256 Ralphs deli sections across Southern California in the first weeks of February wasn't pretzels, or cheese puffs, or pita or bagel crisps. According to the...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Beef Products Inc. told the Associated Press on Monday that it’ll shut down operations at three of the four plants where it makes the meat product that critics have nastily taken to calling “pink slime.” But some food industry experts...